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MD5 GUI widget for Linux - get Hash with right click [ID:959] (1/1)

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Creating a GUI widget for use in Ubuntu and any other linux OS by utilising Zenity. Result is the ability to obtain MD5 hash value by right clicking on any "NON EMPTY" file.

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9. Volker Bradley Mon, 09 Aug 2010 04:52

Here is a little script that also works on file names that have spaces in them.

I combined your script ideas with those from Florian Diesch at


# The script "Calculate MD5" calculates the MD5 of a selected file

# You can replace the /usr/bin/md5sum with /usr/bin sha1sum to calculate sha1 instead

title="Calculate MD5"




md5sum "$i"

done | zenity --text-info --title="$title" --width=1100 --height=100

8. Volker Bradley Sun, 08 Aug 2010 07:46


Thank you very much for this tutorial.

I am using the script and like it a lot.

My few observations:

1. This script produces no output if one is attempting to calculate the md5sum for a file that has a space in its name, ie, this\ test.txt

2. The volume is low and it is impossible to hear what you are saying.

3. While you are typing the fourth line of the script you write:


shouldn't it be SELECTED_FILE?

Thanks again for this script and please write me if you figure out how to write the script so that it works if there are spaces in the file name.

7. elisabeth Mon, 12 Apr 2010 04:51

Thank you for this tutorial!

6. anonymous Fri, 25 Dec 2009 09:08

HI, nice video, but how can i automatice comparation file?

5. anonymous Tue, 08 Dec 2009 10:48

This was something for me. I start with Linux scripts.

so I have no Expirience.Thanx

4. anonymous Thu, 02 Jul 2009 01:50

Thanks for the tutorial. It really helped me a lot.

3. anonymous Wed, 28 Jan 2009 12:55

website should NORMALIZE the audio track

Volume too low to discern voice. Still great visual tutorial for MD5

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